Monday, March 26, 2012

fairy sewing, and a giveaway

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First though I need to say Happy New Season to all! I hope your recent days have been full of Spring warmth and and cheer (or good autumn coziness...)

Our last days of winter were very snowy, but the sun shone bright on the equinox and we then returned to the unseasonably warm March weather we have been having. Spring here doesn't necessarily mean sun, warmth, and new growth. (Though we still feel it our hearts...) More often it means mud and brown, cold winds, and still plenty of possibilities for snowstorms. We are finally able to spend more time outside, but still embrace the inside time, because we know that soon the busyness of spring planting and garden work will be filling our days.

Most of my handwork time lately has been focused on sewing. These girls of mine seem to have grown nearly a foot in the past year (okay, maybe only half of that) and are definitely in need of some new spring/summer clothing. And I could use a new farm skirt myself...



Before beginning on the family sewing I wanted to add a couple things to my etsy shop, something I have been trying to get done for months.


I made this fairy apron dress and a fairy skirt. Chessa does not really like that she has to wear the pretty dress for pictures but then does not get to keep it. She tolerates it though. And she does have her own fairy apron, so...



I really love to sew. I love making clothing for my family. I love making clothing for children. I do not love the trying to take good enough photographs, writing descriptions, sizing, pricing, computer work, etc. that it takes to get things into the etsy shop. And so I do not really know where I am going to go with that.

But I have been thinking that I would like to have a small giveaway. Cause you are all really great, and I would like to share something with you.



You may choose any of the smaller items listed in my shop, and please choose a second option too just in case...
(you may choose anything except for clothing)

Please leave a comment with your choices and I will choose a winner next Sunday.

(Of course I was forgetting how tricky/difficult blogger is with comments so if you have been unable to leave a comment you can also email me and I will be sure to include your entry.)


Sewing is fun, but now I think it's time for some evening knitting...


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21 comments:

a little crafty nest said...

Oh, dear Renee...That pink fairy skirt is absolutely positively so Summery Sunshiney beautiful!!! You happen to make the loveliest things and I cannot even name a single thing because I was so excited to see this skirt that I needed to write and now I will go look and enter and this is a big run-on sentence because that skirt is so wonderful. (breathe). I love it. Ok, now I'll go look. And then enter your lovely give-away.
xo Jules
P.S. Your model is adorable.

meghann said...

What beautiful things you make, Renee! (And your little model is lovely as well.) I love your patchwork trivets - so old-fashioned and sweet. I keep meaning to make *something* like that for my kitchen with all my scraps, but never seem to get around to it… xo

Mama Ash Grove said...

Dear Renee, oh how I do understand your love of creating things, and especially for your family!
I feel like Andy is the one who gets left out all the time. . . we should come up with a list of daddy things to make. Pajama bottoms, definitely.
I love these sweet things you have made- you are a far better seamstress than me! I love to sew, but I love knitting better I suppose!
If I had the chance to win your giveaway, I'd choose any of the trivets, they're all wonderful and would remind me of you! They remind me of my girl's chickadee cardigan too! Which by the way, is finished!!!
Love you, Mel

treebee said...

fingers crossed, it's all so lovely!
the trivets are sweet! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

those crocheted nesting bowls are adorable!

lorena said...

such a generous giveaway! your stuff is beautiful!

ohangelina said...

wonderful you ! blessings,,,and fingers crossed ! x

Mama Forestdweller said...

oh, i love all the things you make! it makes me want to get sewing. :) your shop is wonderful. i especially love those nesting bowls. they are so sweet and springy :)

MamaWestWind said...

What a good sport she is! I love your trivets w/ red & blue and the beautiful nesting bowls as well. Love your shop!

Becca

joanna said...

Your patchwork trivets would be lovely,thanks for the giveaway

GreenMama said...

You have always so beautiful fabrics and pattern.
Have a nice spring time!

Annie said...

I love your trivets - they are so simple and lovely, and the vintage fabric... hard to go wrong there!
(The dresses are lovely, too, though I have to admire them from "afar", only having two boys! - Though perhaps they could inspire some sewing for me... :) )

Teri said...

Your trivets are so sweet. What a great idea to use precious scraps of fabric! You have a very sweet store and blog too!

hannahw said...

Oh my that shirt is precious! I would love to enter the give-away.. nesting bowls or trivets.. all are beautiful!

I am planning several give-aways over at my long in the next week or two to honor my little one's 2nd birthday. Stop in!

http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Your sewing is always so beautiful, the bigger pieces (love your dresses) as well as the smaller ones! I do love the little items in your shop, your trivets are very pretty, so are your nesting bowls. Thank you for the giveaway!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Renee,
Your sewing is just perfect!
What a sweet girl too.
We would love another trivet to have two for tea time.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

Samantha Tara said...

Hello Renee! Thank you for the giveaway ~ always so much fun, especially when beautiful handmades are involved (:
If I win, I pick the crochet nesting bowls, or even just one. I love them but don't know how to make them myself. Yours are so pretty (:
xo
Warmly, Samantha

Gail said...

Renee, you new creations are beautiful! You inspire me! It is hard to choose a favorite way to create...it feels good when I get the sewing machine out and get to sew and it seems that I always a knitting and crochet project going. How kind of you to have a get away!! I love your lovely trivets! Blessings to you from Kansas!
Gail

Carli said...

Everything is lovely in your shop. I am always so inspired by your blog, thank you!
I would choose the crochet nesting bowls (perfect for the spring nature table!)
Thanks again :)

lemontreelane said...

my daughter would fill those sweet nesting bowls with lots of odds and ends around our home... they are lovely!

christy said...

so lovely
so generous